Label: Parlophone - TOCP-70521-22 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation, Limited Edition, Promo • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Experimental, Indie Rock
Building from the sweeping, three-guitar attack that punctuated the best moments of Pablo Honey, Radiohead create a grand and forceful sound that nevertheless resonates with anguish and despair -- it's cerebral anthemic rock. Occasionally, the album displays its influences, whether it's U2, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., or the Pixies, but Radiohead turn clichés inside out, making each song sound bracingly : Xl Recordings.
As great as the first CD (containing The Bends album) is, it is remarkable how fine the second CD is. First, it contains all of the songs (other than the title track, which appears on the first CD) of the "My Iron Lung" ep, which was released in , the year before the Bends /5(K).
If you want a general overview, as one would expect from a Best Of album, this will do you well. I'm not versed in Radiohead to the extent that I would criticize the inclusion of exclusion of any particular song, but this album seems to have a number of successes/5().
· View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "The Bends" on Discogs/5().
· The Bends by Radiohead, released 13 March 1. Planet Telex 2. The Bends 3. High and Dry 4. Fake Plastic Trees 5. Bones 6. (Nice Dream) 7. Just 8. My Iron Lung 9. Bullet Proof I Wish I Was Black Star Sulk Street Spirit (Fade Out).
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